Don’t let your weakness become an obstacle to undervalue you

We as human beings have a general tendency to compare and undervalue our own abilities from time to time based on the situations.

I would like to recall one such incident where a small kid has made his point very clear and subtle.

Don’t let your weakness become an obstacle to undervalue you.

A store owner had some puppies to sell. So, he hanged a sign above his door written as :”Puppies for Sale”.

The boy approached the store owner and started enquiring about the puppies and during the conversations he got to know that each puppy costs about $40 to $60

The little boy looked at his pocket for money and found out that he has only some change. After counting the change, he realzied that he has only $2.50 with him.

The boy acknowledged that he has only $2.50 and requested the store owner to at least allow him to see the kids and play for a little while.

With a smiley face, the store owner agreed to the little boy’s request and asked his co-worker to bring the little puppies.

After few minutes, the lady has brought all the puppies and all of them were playful apart from one.

One puppy was coming slowly and was not active. Immediately the little boy pointed towards that puppy and asked the store owner “what happened with that little puppy”.

The store owner explained that the little puppy didn’t have a hip socket as said by veterinarian. It would always limp. It would always be lame.

The little one said excitedly “That is the puppy that I want to buy”.

The shop owner told that the kid to take the puppy for free and he didn’t need any money for this puppy. The kid was upset by his words and told him that he didn’t want the puppy for free and he insisted that he will pay for the puppy in installments and handed over him $2.50

The store owner was surprised and asked the kid again to confirm whether he really wanted to buy the disabled puppy as it cannot run or play with him.

The little boy began rolling up one side of his pants up revealing his crippled legs supported on a big metal brace. He looked up at the shop owner and replied, Well, I don’t run either and conveyed that the little puppy would need someone who can understand him better.

The man’s eyes were filled with tears, he smiled and said, “Son, I hope and pray that every one of these puppies will have an owner like you“.


Everyone has own weakness and stronger are those who find strength from their weakness. Don’t let your weakness become an obstacle to undervalue you.

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